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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

International Security

| Summer 2017

A sampling of articles in the Spring 2016 issue of the Belfer Center's journal International Security.

International Security is America’s leading journal of security affairs. 
IS was ranked first in impact factor for 2014 among 85 journals of international relations in the annual “Journal Citation Reports”® released by Thomson Reuters. International Security’s 2014 Impact Factor is the highest of any international relations journals.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

International Council Debates Critical Global Issues

A lively discussion of “Russiagate” at the JFK Jr. Forum on Tuesday, May 2, launched the 2017 annual meeting of the Belfer Center International Council . 

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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Summer 2017 Belfer Center Newsletter

| Summer 2017

The ancient Greek historian Thucydides said long ago that it was the rise of Athens and the fear this instilled in Sparta that led to the Peloponnesian War. Belfer Center Director Graham Allison calls this potential for conflict “Thucydides’s Trap” and warns that in today’s world, the rising China and ruling United States must work to escape falling into that trap and into war. We feature Allison’s studies and upcoming book on Thucydides’s Trap and U.S.-China relations in the Summer 2017 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter.

Also in this issue, we raise an editorial toast to Graham Allison who has directed the Center for 22 years and will hand the director reins in July to Ash Carter and Eric Rosenbach. We highlight a sampling of Graham’s – and the Center’s – accomplishments during his tenure and include tributes from Albert Carnesale, Jieun Baek, Robert Belfer, Ash Carter, Sam Nunn, and Samantha Power.

Read these articles and much more about recent Belfer Center activities.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gives a double thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to State Department employees

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Analysis & Opinions - The New York Times

The Power of a Strong State Department

| May 12, 2017

"The State Department would no doubt benefit from certain reforms. But putting America’s diplomats on a starvation diet is not the way to do it. Gutting the State Department will dissuade smart and ambitious people from entering diplomatic service and make it harder for those who remain to acquire the professional training they need as they rise in the ranks — something our more lavishly funded military does quite well."